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Lessons
Magnificent Measurement 3: Drop by Drop
Discipline
Mathematics
2, 3
Professional Commentary

Students listen to the story, Drip, Drop, and then practice measuring the volume of approximately one quart of water using cup measures and other dippers. Discussion questions, suggestions for assessment, a lesson extension, and reflection questions for the teacher are included. (author/sw)

Common Core State Standards for Mathematics
Measurement and Data
Solve problems involving measurement and estimation of intervals of time, liquid volumes, and masses of objects.
3.MD.A.2
Measure and estimate liquid volumes and masses of objects using standard units of grams (g), kilograms (kg), and liters (l). Add, subtract, multiply, or divide to solve one-step word problems involving masses or volumes that are given in the same units, e.g., by using drawings (such as a beaker with a measurement scale) to represent the problem.
Ohio Mathematics Academic Content Standards (2001)
Measurement Standard
Benchmarks (K–2)
D.
Apply measurement techniques to measure length, weight and volume (capacity).
E.
Recognize that using different units of measurement will yield different numbers for the same measurement.
6.
Measure length and volume (capacity) using non-standard units of measure (e.g., how many paper clips long is a pencil, how many small containers it takes to fill one big container using sand, rice, or beans).
3.
Measure length and volume (capacity) using uniform objects in the environment. For example, find:
a. how many paper clips long is a pencil; and
b. how many small containers it takes to fill one big container using sand, rice, beans.